Had a bit of a slip on the ice this morning…who am I kidding, I went down like a ton of bricks! Glad I didn’t hit my head, and except for a few sore spots, I’m right as rain.

Went for a walk at lunch. Decided to head up to the Culture Trail (Sentier Culturel) to see what it looks like in the winter. Much to my surprise, the iconic Chez Henri now houses a Boston Pizza!

photograph of Boston Pizza signage on the old Chez Henri building in Hull (now Gatineau) Quebec, Canada.
030/365 Photo of the day
Chez Henri/Boston Pizza
30 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

I opened Instagram this morning and was surprised to see a photograph that looked very much like several paintings I have done over the years. Paintings, I’ve painted from ideas in my mind’s eye, of sky, sea and beach. The photo, taken in Florida by a local photographer I follow on Instagram, was so familiar I had to look at it a few times. It was sky, sea and beach!

So, for tonight’s painting, I decided to paint that same scene, at least my interpretation of it, using watercolour paints. I tagged the photographer to let them know their photo inspired me. I love it when things like that happen 😉

watercolour painting of sky, ocean, beach
030/365 Painting of the day
Sky, Sea, Beach
30 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

Are you a highly sensitive person and feeling out of sorts this week? This may be why.

Three things are happening in our Universe this week that may play havoc with highly sensitive people:

Full moon, Halloween, and Patricia.


I noticed I was feeling strange this week, like there was something on the peripheral bothering me but I didn’t know what. I also noticed I was reaching for comfort food, stuffing myself with chips, cakes, chocolate trying to appease or comfort whatever it was. After days of binge eating, lack of sleep and feeling very disconnected I realized I needed to get control and figure out what the heck was going on. I sat with paper and pen and began journaling, asking the question: What’s going on? Two things came to me right away:

Full moon and Halloween.

This morning a third reason came to me: Patricia.

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